Christopher Nolan Slams Netflix, Not Interested In Working With Them

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There are three Christopher Nolan movies currently available on Netflix: "Following," "Memento," and "The Prestige," but don't expect Christopher Nolan to join Martin Scorsese and work with the streaming company anytime soon. Here's what he had to say about Netflix [Courtesy of IndieWire]

No. Well, why would you? If you make a theatrical film, it’s to be played in theaters. Netflix has a bizarre aversion to supporting theatrical films. They have this mindless policy of everything having to be simultaneously streamed and released, which is obviously an untenable model for theatrical presentation. So they’re not even getting in the game, and I think they’re missing a huge opportunity."

His movies, at least those post-2005, are best seen on the big screen. Why do you think he's so adamant at shooting in 70mm and IMAX? Similar arguments have cropped up around the release of "Okja." The simple fact is this: More people in the US have probably seen "Okja" thanks to it being on Netflix. It's all well and good when you're Christopher Nolan and can get your film released on 5,000 screens. But the reality is that 99% of filmmakers don't have Nolan's luxury. There are a vast amount of cities, not just in this country but worldwide, where nobody will ever get the chance to see anything besides major blockbusters in their local theaters. Netflix is spreading quality cinema worldwide, for everyone to see, isn't that a beautiful thing?

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